Stories about Jordan from October, 2008
Palestinians made their own football history, being the only team - in the words of one blogger - with a stadium but no country. It was a day of national pride and despite the setbacks, bloggers hailed it as a day of victory.
Greater Amman Municipality staff will not be able to access news sites from their work computers, reports The Black Iris, from Jordan.
Ahmad Humeid, from Jordan, announces: ” Creative Commons is coming to Arabia and they’re holding a lecture in Amman. Creative Commons CEO Joichi Ito will be the speaker.”
Qwaider Planet kicks off its third year, boosting the number of blogs it aggregates posts from 250 last year to around 400 this year. The aggregator was set up by Jordanian Samer Qwaider, who is also responsible for Jordan Blogs and GirlyGator.
Jordanian blogger Naseem Tarawnah suffers from Blognesia. To find out what that is, click here.
Jordanian Rami Abdelrahman, who lives in Sweden, posts this fascinating post by a Swedish friend who travelled to Iran on a study visit and his encounter with a ‘bisexual’ tour guide.
Dog attacks car? Karkoor from Jordan links to this story from Australia.
From Jordan, Princess N writes about how frustrating it is to get a visit visa to Dubai.
From an innocent murmur to a devastating consequence on the life of an innocent girl, see how rumours can destroy lives in Jordan in this round up of Jordanian blogs by Mohammad Azraq, which also discusses foreign gap year students in Amman and the latest big screen hit Body of Lies.
Jordanian Roba Al Assi overheard this conversation at her office – about the rise and fall of Rainbow Street.
From Jordan, Mai Al Shareef [Ar] argues that black is the best colour for the Islamic veil worn by women.
On the power of Facebook, Loza, from Amman, Jordan, shares this video.
Jordanian Qwaider writes: “If you have a problem, don't freakin share it on YouTube!” Find out why by clicking on the link.
Jordanian Ola Eliwat asks: “Do you know who is Abdullah Al Barghouthi?” To find out click on the link.
And Far Away, from Jordan, introduces us to new blogs added to blogging portal itoot.
Jordanian blogger Qwaider announced the launch of GirlyGator – an Arab girl's only blog aggregator.
Mickey Mouse must die, declared a Saudi cleric in a television interview. Or perhaps that is not exactly what he said. Regardless, the interview found its way to television screens and newspaper headlines around the world and bloggers are at loggerheads with the issue. Did the cleric literally mean that Mickey Mouse must die or was it just another ploy to sensationalise and poke fun of anything an Arab and a Muslim utters?
Ali, from Jordan, reviews the UN resolutions passed against Israel in this post.
Palestinian/Jordanian Shuger Cuebs says October is Domestic Violence Month in Jordan. “It’s time to speak. Make your voice heard in every possible way. It’s your duty and your right to stand up for yourself and your sisters,” she urges.
From advice from the Danish Ambassador to Jordan on how to beat corruption, to life as a student in New York, to the impact of the global economic crisis on Jordan, Mohammad Azraq brings us the latest buzz from Jordan's active blogosphere.
“Instead of spending our time on improving our lives, economy, well being and living standards we spend time watching people and what they do and say,” writes Ali, about life in Jordan and the Arab world.